One of the things we discuss with our students during our program is the concept of healthy relationships. We build examples of two types of relationships: one with a good foundation, based on knowledge of the person’s character and commonalities, and the other based off all things superficial – looks and romantic feelings. We stress the idea of group dating – that it is possible to get to know someone of the opposite sex in group settings, as friends, without the need to be romantic, exclusive, or alone. Teens in the area are heeding the advice! Check it out here.
Parents, this is a great practice to encourage with your teens. It lessens pressure & helps them enjoy the evening more. Food for thought, though: Be sure to hold them accountable to what happens after the dance, as well as during.